Press and Sun-Bulletin from Binghamton, New York on June 23, 1944 · 19
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Press and Sun-Bulletin from Binghamton, New York · 19

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THE BINGHAMTON PRESS, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 23, 1911. 10 How G. I. Bill WillAid'Boys' Red Tape Out Veterans Administration Only Agency With Which They'll Do Business EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of a series of articles analyzing problems of adminis-tering the war veteran's G. I. Bill of Rights. By JAMES B. HUTCHISON Gannett National Service Washington, June 23 The G. I Bill of Rights, authorizing federal expenditure of up to $6,500,000,000 In war veterans benefits, now is a federal law but exactly how are all these provisions going to effect the serviceman and his family? That is the big question that more than 14,000,000 men and women of the armed forces and their relatives want answered as soon as possible. For five and a half months, these citizens have followed closely the debate in Congress over the G. I. Bill, sponsored and guided through the Senate and House by the American Legion. Now that President Roosevelt has signed the measure, the next job is to work out the machinery to make the new law function smoothly. 1,500,000 Already Discharged True, the war hasn't yet been won, but approximately 1,500,000 G. I. Joes and Josephines have been discharged from . the army and navy since Pearl Harbor. The rate of "separations from service" is continuing at about 50,000 a month. ' . Plans for, administering the new law already'are being drawn up by the U. S. Veterans Administration, which shortly will make public the regulations to be followed by every veteran in securing the benefits to which he may be entitled upon his discharge from service. What pattern are these regulations likely to follow? What does the man or woman veteran do, upon leaving the service to obtain the federal benefits? Will there be delays, red tape and endless chas- ing from one office to another? .. The simplest answer to these queries is this: The U. S. Veterans Administration is, for all practical purposes, the one agency with which the war veterans will do business. . No Doubling: of Effort This provision is the essence of the G.I. Bill. The veteran can go to the Veterans Administration and there get the machinery started for securing all his benefits. There will be nc doubling up of effort, competition between agencies, such as caused delays and heartaches for veterans and their families after World War I. If the veteran wants other advice, however, in making sure he is following the right course and choosing the right benefits, he can talk It over with specially-appointed and trained officials of the Se- V .. 1 r-Mi i nr jpr-- 9 f t fi) Y s 1 V ft fx - 70; t r . V -.4 9 Allies Save Us, First Lady Says Syracuse, June 23 W This country owes much of its "home security to the fact, that other nations fought before us and gave us time," says Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Mrs. Roosevelt, addressing 500 Democratic women at a statewide party conference yesterday, declared we also "owe our security to the fact that our men have fought all over the world and kept the war away from us at home." Citizenship, she said, "is an individual responsibility which must be accepted so that we will have a democratic government functioning at home as a guide to the world.." G. I. BILL BECOMES LAW President Roosevelt puts his signature to the G. I. Bill of Rights to provide benefits for veterans of World War II. In the front row behind the President are Senator Ben-net Champ Clark of Missouri, Representative John EJ. Rankin of Mississippi (arms folded), Representative Edith Nourse Rogers of Massachusetts, Senato r Walter F. George of Georgia (behind Mrs. Rogers), Senator Robert Wagner of New York and Senator Alben Barkley of Kentucky. Other members of Congress are in rear. ' mtcrni.uon.i N.wt Photo. lective Service system, the local posts of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and other veterans' organizations, his state officials, the Red Cross, or many other organizations. There are nearly 100 veterans' facilities throughout the country, and many more will be built or acquired from the military services under the new law's authorization of $500,000,000 for addi tional hospital facilities. In addi tion, many cities have Veterans Administration offices, which are certain to be expanded to handle the petitions of veterans. At present, any veteran entitled to benefits need only go to the nearest facility of the U. S. Veterans Administration to make his application. In New York, these centers are the facilities at Batavia, Bath, the Bronx. Canadaigua, Castle Point, Northport, L. I., Sunmount, and the regional office in New York City. Practical Gift : for His Graduation INTERWOVEN SLACK SOCKS 3-H.25 Marean-Laudcr Go. 171-173, Washington Street NEGROES BUILD SHIP Chester, Pa. (INS) The first seagoing vessel built, by all-Negro employes was launched recently by the Sun Shipbuilding and Dry-dock Co. at Chester. , It was the S. S. Marine Eagle A TEAR JERKER . Asbury Park, N. J. (INS) Wild rabbits have been observed shed ding copious tears , on Asbury Park lawns. Anti-rabbit powder is the reason, residents say. v '"2 J ' 50 Court Street, Binghamton S2 Chenango Street, Binghamton 176 Clinton Street, Binghamton Susquehanna Street Factory Outlet, Binghamton Top: "Sbider Web Sandal. Dutch heel. In while or red.$2.35. Middle: Side laced tie. Scuff heeL In white, beige or red. $2.35. Bottom: "Slobby Joe' Tie. Flat heel. In red, while or blue, $2.00 277 Slain St, Johnson City, N. Y. 22 Washington Ave., Endicott, N. Y. 108 West Main Street, Union, S. Y. 107 Odell Avenue, Endicott, N. Y. Vestal, N. Y. 21 Lake Street, Owego, N. Y. Senarfes i Things on Two Feetf . . . and No HATBON STAMP NEEDED! f Vs I I. II A I it. M If the These r t shoes W n, tYiem long-utn- without- a ration Ja9 ewes o v JUL Men's Air-Conditioncd Walhing Comfort V vii' 4J Handsomely ventilated oxfords that give cool comfort. .These lightly grained brown, leathers feature smart stitching and perforations. AVith the best sole leathers, permitted civilians for the duration. Sizes 6 to 11. "Sears Stores nave Posted or Marked Ceiling: Prices in Compliance With Government Regulations." PHONE 2-4273 174 COURT STREET Fold this paper flat with other newspapers, tie In bundles 12 Inches high, and help the waste-paper drive for the armed forces ... now! Oklahomans Pay U. S. Taxes of $86,630,991 Oklahoma City, June 23 (U.R) Oklahomans paid $86,630,991.38 in federal income taxes during 1943, it was, reported by the University of Oklahoma business bulletin recently. The state bureau of internal revenue was the authority for the statement and it was also added that the amount paid last year was over $30,000,000 more than was. paid by Oklahomans In 1942. "SfiEAKS" or TENNIS SHOES If II M WHILE THEY LAST CUT-RATE PRICES ON FAMOUS WEYENBERO MASSAGIC S H O E S AND OTHER FAMOUS NATIONALLY KNOWN BRANDS to DMumiys u 0 96 12 HENRY ST. CORNER STATE SEAKS FOURTH F JULY C7 M i IMP r rt VS.? It $1.69 Best-Sellers in COOL HATS Summer's successes in dress-up and casual hats. Featuring light-as-a-breeze straws, lacy types, felts and fabrics. Plenty of white and colors ! Adjustable headsizes in styles for juniors, misses and women. i rrirj i vv5 ? cottons. My??' ; s $ ' fir 4. V V r t Ul ! L 1 " X. f 2-PO. PLAYSUIT this lovely new sunback style is just one from our holiday array! Included! are "little girl" and tailored rayons and $ AO Sizes 12 to 20 liVW POLO SHIRT Team them up with shorts and slacks. Small, medium and large sizes$1.09 SHORTS Styles In rayon butcher spun, rayon gabardines and others. 12 to 18, $1.98 CLASSIC RAYON SHIRTS One of many , styles in popular colors and white. Sizes 32 to 38 $2.98 SEPARATE SLACKS Expensive detailing. Man-tailored twills and novelty weaves. 12 to 20. $3.98. ML tM -yvV5 K- mn, n 174 Court Street. Binghamton, N. V. Phone 2-4273 ( 1 H S .V EBIlCKlil) to.

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